Jharkhand State Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020

May 01, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Jharkhand Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare Department has published the Jharkhand Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020.

COCID-19 means, for the purpose of these regulations, the Corona virus disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS CoV 2) as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) or Government of India.

 All hospitals, Government and private, shall provide COVID-19 corners for screening of suspected cases.

 The hospitals shall record the history of travel of the person to any country or area where COVID-19 has been reported.

 Every person who has history of travel to affected areas in last 14 days and who is asymptomatic, must remain in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure.

 Every person with travel history and symptoms of COVID-19 shall be isolated in a hospital and tested for COVID-19.

 Information of all cases shall be sent to concerned Authorities.

 No person or institution or organization will use any print or electronic or social media for dissemination of any information regarding COVID-19 with prior approval. If they found indulging such activity, it will be treated as a punishable offence under these Regulations.

 The private health care institutions intending to test COVID-19 must notify State IDSP unit.

 Any person with a history of travel in last 14 days to a country or area from where COVID-19 has been reported, must voluntarily report to the concerned authority.

 The authorities are authorized to isolate and or admit any person who develops symptoms of COVID-19.

Any person, institution, organization violating any provision of these Regulations shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Indian penal Code.

[Order No. Ref. No. 61 (13)]


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